CACR 23 – AS INTRODUCED
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 23
SPONSORS: Rep. Greazzo, Hills 17
This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that no member of the general court may deliberate or vote on any matter in which he or she has a pecuniary interest.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [
in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
RELATING TO: members of the general court.
PROVIDING THAT: members of the general court may not vote on or deliberate on matters in which they have a pecuniary interest.
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the
Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:
I. That the second part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 7 the following new article:
[Art.] 7-a. [Members of Legislature Not to Vote or Deliberate on Certain Matters.] No member of the general court may vote on or take part in the deliberation on any matter before the branch of the legislature in which he or she serves if the member receives fees or wages related to, or has an ownership interest in, an entity affected by the matter.
II. That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2012.
III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2012 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2012 session of the general court shall be approved.
IV. That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:
“Are you in favor of amending the second part of the constitution by inserting after article 7 a new article to read as follows:
[Art.] 7-a. [Members of Legislature Not to Vote or Deliberate on Certain Matters.] No member of the general court may vote on or take part in the deliberation on any matter before the branch of the legislature in which he or she serves if the member receives fees or wages related to, or has an ownership interest in, an entity affected by the matter.”
V. That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions. The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.” If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question. The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2012 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.
VI. That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.